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Investor Visa for Italy at a galnce



The Investor Visa for Italy is considered one of the best golden visas in Europe. It offers an interesting opportunity to foreign investors and their families (spouse and minor children) to obtain an Italian permit of stay, without the need to actually move their residency to Italy.   

Investor Visa for Italy


The Investor Visa for Italy is considered one of the best golden visas in Europe. It offers an interesting opportunity to foreign investors and their families (spouse and minor children) to obtain an Italian permit of stay, without the need to actually move their residency to Italy.

 

Eligibility & Type of Investment

Investor Visa for Italy can be applied by a non-EU national over 18 years old who choose to invest in one of the following strategic assets for Italy’s economy and society.

  • Invest at least € 250,000 in equity instruments of a Startup company based and operating in Italy

  • Invest at least € 500,000 in equity instruments of a company based and operating in Italy

  • Purchase at least € 2 million in government bonds

  • Donate at least € 1 million in philanthropic funding supporting projects of public interest in the field of culture, education, immigration, scientific research, recovery of cultural assets and landscapes.

 

Required Documents

When applying for the Investor Visa for Italy there are many documents that should be prepared, and some of them may depend based on the details of each case. Mainly, the following documents will be the key when applying for it.

  • Applicant’s CV

  • Bank confirmation letter for the funds and AML clearance.

  • Criminal certificate(s)

 

Process: Applying for the Investor Visa for Italy

  • Our dedicated team, specializing in the Investor Visa for Italy, will carefully evaluate your case before commencing document preparation.

  • Document preparation to apply for the investor visa clearance

  • Ministry clearance application

  • Once the clearance will be issued, it is possible to apply for the investor visa

  • Once the investor visa will be issued, the applicant can enter Italy

  • The permit of stay shall be applied within 8 days of arrival to Italy.

  • It is important to note that the investment must be executed within 3 months of your arrival in Italy.


Benefits of the Investor Visa for Italy


The Investor Visa for Italy offers various benefits. Let's explore some of them:

  • The investment is required only after obtaining the investor visa and the applicant enters Italy: the applicant is not required to make any payments in advance. The actual investment must be executed only after obtaining the visa, within 3 months from arrival in Italy.

  • Permit of stay: The investor will obtain a residency permit that allows him/her to live and work in Italy. Residency rights are extended to the family (spouse and minor children).

  • Extension of right to stay: the investor visa does not require, for its renewal, that the holder spends a minimum amount of time in Italy. Indeed, holding an investor visa does not imply by itself the acquisition of an Italian tax residence. If the Investor spends in the country less than 183 days/year and does not have other strong ties with Italy, there will be no tax obligations.

  • Permanent residency: if the Investor registers as a resident with the City Hall (this will however bring tax obligations) it shall have (i) the right to register with the Health National System (ii) after 5 years apply for permanent residency (a language test is required) and (iii) after 10 years for citizenship.

  • Right to work: Investor Visa allows also to work and can be converted into a work permit if the individual meets all requirements for conversion; (iii) the application for the Italy Investor Visa Clearance (“Nulla Osta”) can be filed also using a company controlled by the applicant.

  • No language test: Investor permit holders are exempted from the language requirements unless they want to apply for permanent residency after 5 years.

 

For further information about the benefits of the Investor visa for Italy, please check our article: Investing in Italy: Unraveling the Benefits of the Italy Golden Visa Program

 

 


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